HUNTER, WILLIAM C., junior member of the firm of Black & Hunter, cut stone contractors, was born in Liverpool, England, April 29,1871. His father, William Hunter, and mother, Isabella (Torrie) Hunter, are both natives of Scotland. He was educated in the public schools of Rothesay, Scotland, his parents' native town, after which he learned all the branches of the building business. He also studied architecture for two and a half years under J. Russell Thompson, after which he was with his father as foreman until April, 1891, when he came to America and located in Harrisburg, where he was employed by the Harrisburg Steam Stone Company, and placed in charge of their erection work in various cities. In the same capacity he was employed by Allen K. Walton, of Hummelstown, and also by the Middletown and Hummelstown Stone Company. In 1894 he became a partner in the firm of Black & Hunter. This firm does the most extensive business in the stone cutting line in the city. Mr. Hunter also has poetic talent, and has composed some very beautiful poems in the style of the favorite bard of Scotland, Robert Burns. He contributes to the leading magazines of the country. He is an adherent of the Prohibition party. Mr. Hunter is one of the active and successful business men of Harrisburg.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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